Beta 2 is ready and that brings us one giant step closer to a polished Gallery 3.0 launch! We're very happy to announce that beta 2 comes with a 1-click upgrader. That's right-- you no longer have to reinstall your Gallery 3 install, we support upgrading from beta 1 (but not from earlier releases). What's that? You can't wait to try it out? Download it now! or read on for more details...
Gallery 3 is finally in beta! We've been hard at work over the past 8 months designing and building a worthy successor to the Gallery line and we are happy to say that we've got something that we think will make you very happy. The big news for this release is that from this point on, we will support upgrades to future releases! But don't take our word for it, download it now!
You may have noticed that in Gallery 3 we're tightening the scope of the product considerably. We're setting our laser focus on our most common users, those who will benefit the most from our hard work. But this means that some set of our users will always feel sad and abandoned that we're not creating the features that they want or supporting the platform that they use. We hear you, and we're switching to GitHub to try to help you be successful too. Check out our new repository on the web at http://github.com/gallery and read more to learn all the details...
It's here, the latest technology preview for Gallery 3. In the last 6 weeks we've been busy fixing bugs and adding features. The original plan called for us to have a beta release by now, but that's taking a little longer than expected so we'd like to share the Alpha 4 release with you now so that you can continue to play with the product and give us your feedback. In a hurry? download it now!
The Gallery project has been selected as one of 10 open source projects that will get help from a usability student from June through August 2009. Applications from interested students are accepted until May 20. More information is available at http://season.openusability.org/index.php/projects. This year, we are interested in learning more about our users, so possible projects include user research activities such as surveys, interviews, creating user groups and personas, and competitive analysis.
More specifically, we'd like to accompany the release of Gallery3 with a thorough user survey that would help us get a better feel for who our users are, what they use Gallery for, and how Gallery 3 compares to earlier versions of Gallery (and other products) from a user's perspective.
The resulting data will be a huge help in further step-by-step improving the user experience of Gallery after the release of Gallery3. As a student in this program, your job would be to design, set up, and run the survey and analyze the received data. Additionally, this process should be reusable for future iterations of Gallery.
If you have any questions or feedback about this, or would like to apply to work on this project, please let use know!
Today the Amahi team announced the availability of "one-click" application installation for Linux. Gallery 2 is among the first applications available on Amahi, and you can watch a screencast to see how easy it is to install Gallery 2 through Amahi.
To learn more about Amahi visit http://www.amahi.org. If all goes as planned, they'll have a Gallery 3 "one-click" installation on Amahi as soon as Gallery 3 is here.